Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Blue Sky Woman

Day 27 of the Soul Card Journey
with Elizabeth Crawford of Soul's Music
Soul Cards by Deborah Koff-Chapin
at http://www.touchdrawing.com/


She is
Blue Sky Woman,
who has walked around
her whole life,
head back,
gazing at the sky.

Sky Traveler,
so many miles
she has wandered
under the beauty
of this
celestial blanket.

Star Dreamer,
she asks
her questions
of the stars,
and, when they're
silent,
she directs her
attention
to the moon.

A white dove of Peace
flies alongside
as she journeys,
for she wants
no disharmony
anywhere
near her person.

Her step lilts,
and she sings
as she travels,
for a hopeful heart
rides along
in her breast pocket.

That blue sky
has carried her
a long ways,
first thing she sees
in the morning,
last thing she sees
at night:
so much
beauty, mystery,
and wonder
to be found
in  decoding
the transubstantiation
of the clouds.

46 comments:

  1. Dear Sherry I am reminded again of Woman and Nature. Love this piece! Beauty, mystery and wonder....decoding the transubstantiation of the clouds!

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  2. Now I Know why Koko is named Sherry Blue Sky. This poem is the key. How you interwove it with the celestial bodies is amazing.

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  3. Wonderful Sherry, am sort of sad because this is ending soon, but also glad in other ways. Thanks again for being such a good steadfast companion, and friend,

    Elizabeth

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  4. lovely site, lovely write ~ thank you for popping over today and saying hello...
    It was sweet serendipity, I guess, when I then happened upon the interview tonight with Salem (which I've never seen before on my blog reader) and I thought, "why does the interviewer's name sound familiar?" Love that...tells me the stars are align... peace ~ angela

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  5. Beautiful Sherry...just beautiful!

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  6. Beautifully written, Sherry! I loved the description of the nature in your poem....
    Thanks for stopping by, it's very nice to meet you
    Have a wonderful day
    hugs from Sweden :)

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  7. There is indeed "so much beauty, mystery,and wonder to be found". I love that you seek it every day, Sherry, and always find joy, even in the face of difficulty...:)

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  8. wow, whoosh, no disharmony anywhere near her person? imagine.

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  9. I love the last two lines, Sherry. If it weren't so gloomy today I'd go find some clouds myself!

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  10. Marian, it is possible, but you pretty much have to give up on People and live with dogs, hee hee!

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  11. Wow, this is truly breath-taking. I love how you liken the image of woman to sky and nature, brilliance!

    For more great poetry goodies and weekly prompts you might want to check out my little community I've just created:

    http://the-writers-cafe.blogspot.com/

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  12. You will know, Sherry, how well I relate to this beautiful poem...
    When the stars are silent she directs her attention to the moon... I just love the way you said that, as I've been doing it all my life :)

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  13. I really like this Blue Sky Woman! She is amazing and I'd like the dove that travels alongside her as well. :) Beautiful poem!
    Scourge"

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  14. Really lovely picture with this poem. Love the 'transbustantion of the clouds'

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  15. This tells us so much about you and your journey, Sherry. Simultaneously personal and personable.

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  16. Just her name, Blue Sky Woman, is so evocative; I like where you take that idea in the last stanza, where that blue sky is the first thing she sees in the morning and the last thing at night.

    Richard

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  17. Sherry,
    Blue Sky Woman,
    She is very close to nature and a wholesome kind of being.
    Perhaps I am actually writing to her right now!!!!
    Beautiful words Sherry.
    Best wishes, Eileen

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  18. I enjoyed entering the world of the Blue Sky Woman here. I like the illustration/prompt photo as well.

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  19. Ah Sherry, such beauty to your words.
    A wonderful write.

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  20. very lovely imagery,
    like your name,
    it is love in sight.

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  21. Very wonderfully written, Sherry =)

    -Weasel

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  22. So many have said what I was thinking, and I learned a new word!

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  23. I love the last lines! Such a beautifully woven poem! It takes the reader on a wonderful wander.

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  24. the transubstantiation
    of the clouds - loved it.just one word opens up a whole range of thoughts and I'm left to ask...'If only...?'...ending with a sigh.

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  25. she holds her head high in confidence and doesn't care what anyone thinks. she's an artist.

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  26. Hello Sherry. Happy Sunday!
    I'm reading this poem again & it's even more beautiful the second time around.
    I love that she directs her attention to the moon when the stars are silent...how sweet that sounds.

    Perfectly penned, my dear!
    Thanks for sharing again & for your gracious comment today.

    The Beautiful Winds Of India

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  27. You always capture nature's wonders with your words so well my friend. I enjoyed reading this piece.

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  28. beautifully written....great piece!

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  29. Hi Sherry, I often find comfort by gazing at the vast sky but have never captured it in words as beautifully as this, enjoyed.

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  30. A very impressive character! Your words described her so well.

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  31. Sherry, as always, your connection with Gaia is evident. Love your poems about women in their various incarnations (of course, Wild Woman is my delight!). This portrait is striking; very strong work! Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/lost-soul-sun-whirl/

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  32. Lovely to get a second chance to read this poem. Have you considered doing another series of Wild Woman poems? I so enjoyed the journey.

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  33. Sherry Blue Sky, Blue Sky Woman, thank you for sharing your amazing piece with us.

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  34. Ah, Blue Sky Woman, I cannot believe that I had not read / commented on this earlier. Love this, it so well characterizes you.

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  35. Beautiful write--and for me, the closing --so richly powerful.

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  36. This is beautiful Sherry ~ I like how you personalize nature, such beauty and mystery around us ~

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  37. What a lovely poem. I love how it made me feel... very uplifted and calm. My favorite part:
    A white dove of Peace
    flies alongside
    as she journeys,
    for she wants
    no disharmony
    anywhere
    near her person.

    I think you are a word shaman...

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  38. Very nice Sherry, words of a free spirit...

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  39. as before it's the last line that still dazzles me.
    thanks for your comments Sherry :)

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  40. Sherry what an outstanding, beautiful poem, I was completely swept away. I want to wander with her :-)

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  41. Wow..lovely!! I saw glimpses of me here and there.I love nature, so wander in the wilderness quite often!
    Aww...beautiful poem!

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  42. all i can really say is ~ i LOVE your poetry, Sherry! magical!

    have a great week!


    dani

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  43. it's worded so beautifully, like a modern day fable - instant classic!

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  44. "for a hopeful heart
    rides along
    in her breast pocket."

    Excellent wording/concept. I agree, there's a fable-tone throughout.

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